Full-Time MBA

Venezuela

Alexandra Kern Class of 2015

alexandrakern@chicagobooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Duke University and have a degree in political science.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship and international business.

Activities: Member of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Emerging Markets Group, Africa Business Group, Booth Technology Group, Jewish Business Students Association, Public Speaking and Communication Group, and Wine Club. 

Career plans: I am recruiting to work in a technology company and/or start-up.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose Booth for its rigorous, but flexible curriculum, growing focus on entrepreneurship and tech, and because of the amazing students, academics, and endless resources.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, exciting, and fascinating.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Start-up pitch night at 1871 (Chicago's digital start-up center), attend a performance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a $10 student ticket, and check out the farmer's market in Lincoln Park.

Ask me about...: The different student clubs, about the city of Chicago, the level of autonomy given to students at Booth, recruiting for tech and entrepreneurship, and being a former consultant at business school.

Ignacio Vinke Class of 2015

ivinke@chicagobooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Universidad Simón Bolívar and have a degree in engineering.

Concentrations: Strategic management, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: Member of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Booth Technology Group, Soccer Club, Latin American Business Club, Hispanic American Business Student Association, and Triathlon and Running Club. 

Career plans: I am recruiting to work in technology, venture capital, and design consulting.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to apply to Booth because I wanted to expand my knowledge in areas I wasn't acquainted with, such as finance, venture capital, and raising capital for start-ups. Booth had wonderful opportunities for me to learn about these subjects including the labs, which I am eagerly awaiting to join. I was also very interested in LEAD, which I saw as a useful opportunity to learn how to handle groups and lead teams. These two years are an opportunity for me to think about my career path, know myself better, and pursue my passions and goals.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Adventurous, challenging, and fun.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Apple picking during the fall, flying a kite in one of the parks, sailing in Lake Michigan during the summer, and visiting a rooftop bar afterwards, visiting the House of Blues, ice skating at Millennium Park, or going to a Cubs, Bears, or Bulls game.

Ask me about...: How to apply to Booth from Venezuela and the opportunities it offers, life and recruiting opportunities as a South American in the US.